Peter Burke, 18 October 1984
Show More Saints and Society: The Two Worlds of Western Christendom 1000-1700 by Donald Weinstein and Rudolph Bell.
Chicago, 314 pp., £21.25, February 1983, 0 226 89055 4Show More
The Norman Conquest and Beyond by Frank Barlow.
Hambledon, 318 pp., £22, June 1983, 0 907628 19 2Show More
Miracles and the Medieval Mind by Benedicta Ward.
Scolar, 321 pp., £17.50, November 1983, 0 85967 609 9Show More
The Great Debate on Miracles: From Joseph Glanvill to David Hume by R.M. Burns.
Associated University Presses, 305 pp., £17.50, July 1983, 0 8387 2378 0Show More
Saints and their Cults: Studies in Religious Sociology, Folklore and History edited by Stephen Wilson.
Cambridge, 435 pp., £35, December 1983, 0 521 24978 3Show More
“... of doctrine but also the power to work miracles after their deaths. In the Middle Ages, as Sister Benedicta Ward reminds us in her new book, miracles were even more closely associated with sanctity. It was only gradually that the demand for virtue as a sign of sanctity developed, and at first it was the virtues which authenticated the miracles rather ...”